An overpayment is the amount we paid to an individual that was more than the amount
we should have paid the individual. An overpayment may result from the failure to:
An overpayment may also result from technician error. For example, Jessica James primary
insurance amount (PIA) is $525. When we adjudicated her award, we coded her monthly
benefit amount (MBA) as $552. Therefore, we paid Ms. James more than the amount we
should have paid her.
Once we determine that we overpaid an individual, the overpaid amount becomes a debt
owed to the United States Government.